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bruno baschung

bruno baschung - Aug 30, 2017 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2017

south east route  Sucess!

I climbed the South east route (Valea Rea). this route is quite direct and popular starting at 1410m. You have to drive approx 35 km on an unpaved dirt road (but doable at slow pace with a normal car unless it rained a lot before, of course, much better with a 4WD). It takes apoprox 1h30/2hrs dribving from slatina. Dont' follow another dirt road before being actually sure to follow the valea rea road.

the climb is quite straightforward from the end of the road whre you leave your car. the steepest part is approx 15mn after the start with a direct 550/600m steep part on a good path, then you arrive in a glacial cirque from where you join the ridge. You have the option walking 380km on your right to join vistea mare refuge (only 12 people can sleep there, so bring sleeping bags anyway, plus a tent in case it's full or you arrive late) or to attemps direct Vistea Mare. after a short way down, just follow with abit of care the ridge before reaching Top of Romania.

a very nice place

The approach from Balea Lac is perhaps more spectacular but much much longer, what is to be considered especially if weather is unsettled since you'll be expposed to thunderstorms on the ridge. hence the South east route is safer and more direct (approx 3.2 km in direct line from parking area, compared to more than 10 km from Balea lac).

bruno baschung

bobbyfm

bobbyfm - Oct 4, 2016 11:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2010

From Balea Lake  Sucess!

The end of a beautiful 4 day trekking in Fagaras.

Kundrt - May 19, 2013 2:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2012

Main ridge  Sucess!

Nice. +mountains Negoiu, Šerbota and Laitel

CoreyBurba

CoreyBurba - Jul 8, 2012 9:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2010

Main Ridge Crest  Sucess!

Summited Mt. Moldoveanu while hiking the main Fagaras Ridge Crest from Turnu Rosu to Victoria. The most exciting parts were around Vf. Negoiu, Strunga Dracului and Custura Saratii. Definitely one of the best hikes of my life!

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Jun 20, 2012 12:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2012

Climbed from Balea Lac in a day  Sucess!

Long day, 24 miles and 7300 feet of gain for this one. My dad was very sick and it slowed us down on the way back...started at 5 am got back at 10 pm.

markthejock

markthejock - Feb 19, 2012 6:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2004

Moldoveanu from Cabana Podragu  Sucess!

Hiked up with Rich Marsh who gave up less than an hour from the top. Continued up to the summit in cloudy weather and then headed back down via the Cabana to town the same day.

PUCHMAN

PUCHMAN - Nov 19, 2011 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2000

First the Europe's Highpoints  Sucess!

during the walking over Fagaras mountains

fubar7500

fubar7500 - Jun 8, 2011 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2005

Top of Romania  Sucess!

as walking over Fagaras mountains..

mthomas

mthomas - Sep 19, 2010 12:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2010

Part of hiking the crest of the Fagaras Mountains  Sucess!

Traversed the crest of the Fagaras Mountains over 5 days from Cabana Poiana Neamtsului to Cabana Valea Sambetei. Intermediate nights were spent at Cabana Negoiu, Balea Lac, and Cabana Podragu. We probably only saw the sun for 20 minutes over the 5 days. There was some snow on the ground, lots of wind and cold weather, and the summit day, we were rained on all day long. However, it was a very enjoyable traverse despite the weather. I highly recommend that you stay in the cabins. They are welcoming, the prices are very reasonable, the cabin keepers speak good English and German and what better than a warm meal and a cold beer after a long hiking day! By staying at these cabins, you help support them as they are now privately owned and receive no support from the government. With many people staying in tents, the cabins have a hard time keeping up with even maintenance expenses and they are rapidly deteriorating, which is a real pitty.

andreeacorodeanu

andreeacorodeanu - Aug 31, 2010 4:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2010

Solo   Sucess!

A part of the ridge, from Negoiu to Sambata. From Capra lake I hiked the ridge alone. When I sumitted Moldoveanu I had the best sunny beautiful day :). I didnt had batteries for my camera but I took a summit pic to my puppy with my cellphone lol. More many foreigners there than romanians :).

attimount

attimount - Jul 4, 2010 7:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2000

Creasta  Sucess!

hehe ce vremuri frumoase

mibu

mibu - Nov 2, 2009 6:50 am Date Climbed: Jan 2, 1997

Long time ago  Sucess!

Peak climbed once in the winter (via normal main ridge route Cab. Sambata - Moldoveanu - Balea Lac) and once in the summer (complete main ridge Cab. Sambata - Moldoveanu - Negoiu - Turnu Rosu)

SzaniUherkovich

SzaniUherkovich - Jun 13, 2009 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2005

From Kisvist  Sucess!

From village Kisvist (elevation 644 m ASL), through the peak Nagy-Vist, to Moldoveanu. Back on the same day. The total elevation of the tour was 1900 m, with a length of 27 km.

eje138

eje138 - Mar 1, 2009 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2000

Route climbed: Orzanele valley - Vistea - Moldoveanu  Sucess!

Later (Aug 8, 2005) I climbed it again as part of a Fogaras main ridge trekking (Baraka).

andreeacorodeanu

andreeacorodeanu - Nov 13, 2008 9:34 am

Routes climbed  Sucess!

From Valea Sambetei-Vistea-Moldoveanu.
From Podragu.
In winter of 2008 I tried two times to climb it and I couldn't cause of the bad weather and avalanches but I will try again and next year :D.

HansG

HansG - Nov 5, 2008 2:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

From Podragul  Sucess!

End of very beatifull trip (From Refugiu Suru to Moldoveanu) and descent in a thunderstorm.

damgaard

damgaard - Oct 23, 2008 2:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2002

clouds  Sucess!

Climbed the top on a 5 days E-W trip along the ridge. Clouds and only low visibility. Stayed 20+ people in the small refuge below the top!

spellbinder

spellbinder - Sep 8, 2008 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2008

on the top  Sucess!

main range trekk

yatsek

yatsek - Aug 27, 2008 6:12 pm

South Carpathians Traverse  Sucess!

August 1978, while doing the 2nd part of our four-week trek: Piatra Craiului - Fagaras - Capatini-Paring - Retezat.
The Fagaras was fantastic but terribly windy. Seems typical of this range.

Dziku

Dziku - May 26, 2008 2:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2006

Nice mountains  Sucess!

Very special trip. One day on the top of Moldoveanu. Next day at the Black Sea :).

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